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Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: No later than the final filing date announced, the applicant must demonstrate:   Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND:

(a) One year of full-time (or the equivalent part-time) paid competitive class experience as a Police Lieutenant; OR

(b) Two years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid competitive class experience as a Police Sergeant.


1. The candidate must possess a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

2. No one shall be appointed as a Police Chief unless he or she has previously been appointed as a Police Officer from an eligible list established according to merit and fitness as provided by Section Six of Article Five of the Constitution of the State of New York and in accordance with Civil Service Law, Section 58 1-b, or who has previously served as a member of the New York State Police.

Tompkins County is committed to Equity and Inclusion, we encourage those with similar values to apply.